Has the Coronavirus Paused your Fertility Treatment?

"The silver lining is this is a pause and not a stop, and now you have the opportunity to get your body ready to run this marathon," said Dr. Brian Levine, founding partner of CCRM Fertility in New York. As if life isn’t already turned upside down, many fertility clinics are cancelling IVF, IUI and other treatment cycles. It’s one more waiting game women with [...]

This Really Works

Fill in the blank: I’ve been really ­­­­­__________ the last couple of weeks. That’s what I asked my readers to do. And here’s what they said: anxious, angry, sad, pissed, on hold… It’s hard to navigate those when your routine is upside down, you’re social distancing and you’re not sure when you’ll be able to begin or resume fertility treatment. One of the tools I [...]

By |2020-03-27T10:00:48-04:00March 27th, 2020|Fertility, Infertility, Mind-Body|0 Comments

The Mediterranean Diet is a Fertility Diet

You’ve probably heard that the Mediterranean diet promotes heart health, protects against diabetes and increases longevity. Research shows that the Mediterranean diet is a fertility diet too,  increasing the chance of IVF success. So what do you eat on a Mediterranean diet? Lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and olive oil. Less dairy, eggs and poultry. Even less red meat. And forget fast food. [...]

By |2020-01-30T14:36:05-05:00January 29th, 2020|Fertility, Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Daylight Saving Time

Sunday, March 10, at 2am, we “spring forward” – our clocks move ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time. And as a result, we get more sunlight later in the day. Hooray for that! Here in the Northeast sunrise will move from approximately 6am to 7am and sunset will move from approximately 5:45pm to 6:45pm. That extra hour of daylight is a bonus if you’re [...]

By |2019-03-06T13:32:59-05:00March 9th, 2019|Fertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

The Great Pumpkin

Just to be clear, this is not a blog post about pumpkin spice lattes. It is a blog post about why we should be eating more pumpkin this fall. Confession: the pumpkin I got in my CSA share is currently on my mantle doubling as holiday décor, but this weekend I’m going to roast it. It’s a really nutritious, tasty, low-calorie fruit (yup, fruit). And [...]

By |2018-11-01T13:12:14-04:00November 1st, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Stocking a Fertility Friendly Fridge and Pantry

I had a great Tell-All Tuesday conversation with Kristen Darcy about fertility friendly foods to stock in your fridge and pantry. You can watch it here. And here’s a recap of what we talked about: What to Stock in Your Fertility Friendly Pantry If you’re trying to get pregnant, alcohol and caffeine are at the top of the list of things to avoid. Other items [...]

Can Pineapple Help You Get Pregnant?

I’m psyched to be talking tomorrow at noon with Kristen Darcy about food and fertility as part of her Tell-All Tuesday series. We’re going to go help you get your pantry and fridge stocked with fertility friendly foods. Kristen and I emailed this morning about pineapple and fertility. She wanted to know if the hype is true: Can pineapple help you conceive? Here’s what you [...]

By |2018-01-08T14:12:37-05:00January 8th, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Eat Your Greens

I confess. I love kale, swiss chard, collard greens, arugula, broccoli… . And whether you’re trying to get pregnant, or trying to live a healthier life, you should love green leafy vegetables too. Green leafy vegetables are essential for a healthy immune system and strengthening the blood and respiratory systems. They are loaded with antioxidants, which are said to prevent cancer. Dark, leafy greens are [...]

By |2017-12-12T13:10:53-05:00December 12th, 2017|Fertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: BPA Edition

Bisphenol A – or BPA – is a hormone disruptor which mimics estrogen in the body. BPA is found in many plastics and the linings of food cans and bottle tops. Studies have shown negative effects on fertility by damaging egg quality and IVF success rates, and sperm quality. BPA is also linked to PCOS and recurrent miscarriage. The good news is you can limit [...]

By |2017-11-15T10:33:50-05:00November 15th, 2017|Fertility, Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments